Picnic Bay Bypass Water Main
|4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.
|Improve reliability and risk management of the water supply system at Magnetic Island to ensure long term water security for the island.
Council is committed to providing the community with infrastructure that is well-maintained, robust and efficient, and has recently completed works to improve the water supply system at Magnetic Island to ensure long term water security for the community. The Picnic Bay Reservoir that provides a potable water storage for Picnic Bay and other parts of Magnetic Island required refurbishment, including the replacement of its roof. The existing water supply network for Magnetic Island does not allow for the Reservoir to be taken off-line for an extended period of time to facilitate its refurbishment. Council investigated several options to improve the security and reliability of Magnetic Island's water supply system, with the adopted strategy being the construction of a bypass water main to redirect water into the Magnetic Island water network, enabling the isolation of the Picnic Bay Reservoir for the necessary refurbishments.
The Picnic Bay Bypass Water Main project involved the construction of a 940 metre long, 375mm diameter potable water main along West Point Road and Yule Street, between the Cockle Bay Drive and Birt Street intersections. The pipeline connects to the existing water main that runs along West Point Road (from Bolger Bay to the Picnic Bay Reservoir) at one end and to the water main at the Yule Street and Birt Street intersection, which is the outlet main from the Picnic Bay Reservoir.
Works commenced Monday 18 September 2023 and were completed in January 2024.
The preliminary program was as follows:
- Geotechnical Site Investigation Works – completed from 15 to 29 September 2022, involving some service locations and geotechnical drilling along the route of the proposed pipeline.
- Design and approvals – completed in 2022 and early 2023.
- Tendering & Construction – construction works commenced on 18 September 2023 and were completed in January 2024.